So you’re in the mood for books with lesbian protagonists

I’m a lesbian, I’m in Paris, this is a perfect opportunity for me to talk about books that have lesbian protagonists! Nah, I’m joking, every day is a good opportunity for that…

I mean, as someone who co-runs a blog specifically dedicated to LGBT media… Did y’all expect anything else from me? But yeah, check out Reads Rainbow, if you still haven’t! Charlotte just posted a rec list of novellas!

Today’s list is seven books long again. I was trying to decide which books to rec and which to leave out & then I realised: this is my blog! those are lesbians! Of course I should rec every single one I want to.

Hopefully everyone will find something for themself here, since we have contemporary, fantasy, science-fiction… Even one new adult book! Don’t tell me I’m not great at rec lists.

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Diverse reads of the week #1

It seems like starting series of posts is my new favourite activity… Well, hopefully I won’t abandon them all!

Anyway, I’m pretty sure in this particular case the name is kind of self-explanatory but just so we’re on the safe side: every Sunday I plan to list all the diverse books I read in the given week. I’ll admit at first I wanted to make this just an “lgbt reads” but then realised my community is not the only one underrepresented in literature and even if I’m already making an effort in reading more diverse books, I can never do enough. So! Here we are. Hopefully I’ll keep having great luck with finding Good Stuff™ to read too.

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Review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Publisher:
Dutton Books for Young Readers (February 14th 2017)
Length: 234 pages
Genre: YA; contemporary
Review also on my GR
Rating: 4/5 🍑

You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…

Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

 

I went into this book not knowing anything about it. I knew Nina of course, I’ve read one of her books before and even without that, it’s rather hard to have any kind of interest in ya literature & not recognise her name. In any case, I was looking for a book that would make me feel and my friend told me to read We Are Okay. I will never be able to thank her for that rec enough.

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